The BRICS Antimonopoly Centre opens at the Higher School of EconomicsThis summer the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development has opened a new division - the BRICS Antimonopoly Centre. The latter will engage in applied research and expert analysis aimed at improving competition policies and strengthening antitrust regulation in the BRICS economies. The Centre will also coordinate the activities of the BRICS member states’ competition authorities and scientific communities.
In the February issue of the leading Russian legal publication "Law" (Zakon), the main topic of this issue being the digital economy, we are happy to report inclusion of an article by Alexey Ivanov titled "Control of Monopolisation in the Digital Economy: the first part of the discussion of the Fifth Anti-Monopoly package".
The digital environment requires new regulation, connected with the restriction of abusive competition on the Internet. Amendments introduce the concept of "network effect" and "price algorithms" into the legislation.
The conference "Intellectual Property in the Era of Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities" was held over December 9th to 11th at the School of Law of the University of Sun Yatsen.
Director of the Institute Alexey Ivanov, together with chief researcher and head of the research department Ioannis Lianos took part in the conference of one of the leading international organisations in the field of antitrust law ASCOLA - the Academic Society for Competition Law, which was held in Stockholm on June 15-17.
Within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum held on May 16-20, the Higher School of Economics Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, in close collaboration with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, organised a series of sessions on the most pressing problems of antitrust regulation.
On the eve of the discussions at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, the May issue of the journal "Zakon" ("Law") is published, carrying an article by Institute Director, Alexey Ivanov.
On February 1, Institute Director Alexey Ivanov took part in the international conference "The Global Value Chain in Competition Law", organised by Institute partner, the Centre for Law, Economics, and Society at University College London.
At the Skolkovo Hypercube complex, an international conference was jointly organised by the Skolkovo Foundation, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS), and the Institute for Law and Development. Russian and foreign experts discussed the challenges faced by antitrust authorities upon the backdrop of new economic realities.